Friday, November 30, 2012

Democracy is Two Wolves and a Lamb

There may be some of you who receive this who voted on November 6th to give President Obama a "do over." If so, I'm sure you believe he just needs a little more time to fix the economic problems caused by everybody but him. And if so, I'm sure you must also believe that everything would be just ducky if the "rich" would just pay their "fair share." You know, the people earning over $200,000 as individuals and $250,000 as couples. The "millionaires and billionaires," as Barack Hussein Obama likes to call them. That would include the average Costa Mesa cop married to the average Costa Mesa high school teacher. Unless the cop's been a cop for more than 10 years, and then he would qualify as "rich" all by himself. Stop the next cop you see on the street and ask him if he feels "rich."

Let's take a look at exactly what the "rich" pay and then decide if they're paying their "fair share."

According to the IRS' own website, the top 1% of wage earners in America bring in 16.9% of all income and pay 36.7% of all income taxes.

The top 5% earn 31% of all income and pay 58.7% of all income taxes.

The top 10% earn 43.2% and pay 70.5%.
And 49.1% of all Americans pay no income taxes at all!

So, I ask, exactly what is that "fair share" that those vile, fat cat rich people owe and ought to be paying? 50%? 75%? 100%?

And what, I ask, are these "rich" people to do when they need to invest more of their earnings in their businesses when that extra discretionary cash they've been using has been extricated by the Feds? And why, I ask, do those Chicago writ-large politicians currently infesting D.C. continue with their putsch when they have to know it will kill jobs? Yes, why?

Our Campaigner-in-Chief is back at that campaigning game he loves so much. Today finds him in a suburb of Philly begging his hipmOtized minions to call their congress-types and demand they vote to screw the "rich." One of Benjamin Franklin's most famous observations was that "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch."

Except in this case, the lamb employs all the other animals in the barnyard.

Maybe a better question is, what, exactly, is the "fair share" for the one-half of America who are paying no income taxes at all?

So, for those who bought into this shell game, did you know before you read this that the "rich" are already paying way, way, way more than their fair share? No? Feel like you've been lied to? 

Ummm, yes, you have…

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Game Plan for the GOP

As someone who makes it a point to know what's going on, I've been asked repeatedly of late by demoralized conservatives to tell them exactly what I think the Republican Party needs to do to minimize the chances of another painful loss such as the one experienced by them, and far worse, by America, on November 6th.

I've thought long and hard about this existential question, and I think I have some of the answers. Here goes…

The Democrat Party, and its candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, won decisively on November 6th. They won by a whopping 2% over Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate. Whoa!  What a mandate! They couldn't run on Obama's accomplishments. He didn't have any. His record was one of abject failure. Unemployment in the dumper. Nearly $6 Trillion in new debt. GDP growth at only a bit over 1%. Terrorism on the rise throughout the world. Gas prices doubling during his tenure. Treating Israel like red-headed stepchildren.  Ending oil and gas exploration on Federal lands whenever and wherever possible.  Supplying guns paid for by taxpayers' stimulus money to Mexican drug cartels to prove that Mexican drug cartels get their guns from America.  And doing his best to cover up the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi.     

About the only thing that had improved in Obama's first term was his golf score. Tragic.

So, they chose the only course available to them; they had to make Romney unelectable. They used a Billion Dollars of negative TV ads to paint Romney as an elitist-vulture-vampire-capitalist-felon-tax cheat who delighted in killing his employees' wives. And the dimbulbs who get their news from the alphabet stations and the socialist newspapers believed them. These people actually have a vote. What a sad commentary.

And just for good measure, they managed to once again successfully pit various factions and sub-groups of Americans against each other. They pitted single women against married women. Latinos and Blacks against Whites. The poor and the middle class against the so-called "rich." Workers against business owners. The young against the old. Environmental activists against those who think they're completely stark raving nuts.  Atheists against the religious.  Urban dwellers against everybody else. And so on, and so on. Truly a remarkable and successful strategy to screw Americans, especially stupid Americans, to the max.

But what the Democrats did to secure a victory, more than anything else, was to promise to give lots and lots of "stuff" to their voters. They went to school on 19th Century French economist and political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville who famously said, "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the publics' money."  And Obama, with a complicit Congress during his first two years in office, discovered just that. And then decided to use it to gain votes from the ignorant, compliant masses in the most recent election.

In the run-up to the election, they gave free cell phones and lots of minutes to the so-called "poor." Poor, in this context, is defined as about half of America. They gave food stamps to 47 million people, an almost 80% increase since Obama was first inaugurated. They used stimulus money to grant unemployment payments for nearly two years to almost anyone who applied. They also used stimulus money to keep firemen and policemen and teachers employed, because they're union members. And unions LOVE Obama!  And Obama LOVES unions!  They gave rent subsidies and welfare payments without recipients having to actually look for work. That's in direct conflict with a law passed by both houses of Congress and signed by Billy Jeff Clinton.  Of course, who's going to stop him?  His buddy Eric Holder is Attorney General, and only the Attorney General can stop such deliberate and flagrant violations of the law.  Must be nice to break the law with complete immunity. 

And, via Obamacare, they ordered free birth control pills be given to everybody, including, importantly, by the Catholic Church. I'm guessing that priests will soon be required to hand them out during communion.

And Obama turned the Constitution on its ear by unilaterally granting effective amnesty to millions of children of illegal immigrants who were brought here by their criminal parents. That's a lot of stuff. And Republicans need to learn a lesson from all this largesse.

So, I say the Republicans need to recast themselves as the "Party of Even More Stuff!" If the Dems give their voters cell phones, the Repubs need to give out cell phones and haircuts. If the Dems respond by adding in the haircuts, then the Repubs need to add in free pet food and a tuna salad sandwich.  If the Dems double down by doing the same, and then offering up, say, a free education at some socialist college with commie teachers somewhere, I say let's go "all in." Let's give them all of that stuff, plus a couple of tattoos and a new Chevy Volt! Government Motors can't sell these overpriced, weenie little cars. Not even with tax rebates of $7,500 of your neighbors' money used as a bribe to get you to buy one, so why not just give them away?  We taxpayers are on the hook for more than $25 Billion GM still owes us, so maybe giving away the crap they can't sell remains our only option. 

In fact, how about this: Since the Border Patrol isn't allowed to actually patrol the border, let's turn these frustrated public servants into a sort of Welcome Wagon. Let's have them serve as hostesses to greet illegals as they show their still damp faces on our soil and give them a new Chevy Volt!  Plus, a map to downtown L.A.  Plus, a book of coupons for some free food, free rent, food stamps, welfare payments, a drivers' license, a cell phone, a voter's registration card, and, of course, birth control pills.  Oh, wait a minute.  Scratch the birth control.  We don't want them to use birth control.  We want them to reproduce like rabbits!  They're all future Republicans!  We're talking votes here, people!

And let's not get all squishy with the free stuff. Let's heap it on not only the Latinos, but let's also target the Blacks, the Asians, the Native Americans (that would be Indians for those of you in El Centro), the Appalachians, everybody in Las Vegas, the "poor" (annual income under $150,000), journalists, college professors, every living soul in Hollywood, especially the gay ones, college students, all the employees at ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC, and anyone else who gives an inkling they might be willing to sell their vote to the socialists for a Happy Meal.  We won't use no stinkin' Happy Meal!  We'll give them an In-n-Out Combo Meal, Animal Style!

Let's see how the Democrats respond when we take some more borrowed money from China and use it to buy votes just like they do in Chicago. And when we start to win some elections down the road, maybe then – and only then – we can start to rejigger our electorate back to the time when Americans were self-reliant, self-sufficient, broad-shouldered, God-fearing, hard-working, patriotic individuals who would rather stab themselves in the chest with an icepick than take handouts from the communists in D.C.

Assuming there's any of them left by then... 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Morning After...

Four years ago, on the morning after the November 4th Presidential Election, I wrote in this blog that "...I went to bed in Northern Mexico last night and woke up in France."

This morning, on the day after the November 6th Presidential Election, I can say that I went to bed last night in France, much poorer than four years ago, a whole lot deeper in debt, with a higher unemployment rate, a depressed productive class, and a diminished, demoralized military, and woke up in a Banana Republic.

A Banana Republic dictated to by a two-bit, puffed up, self-aggrandizing, arrogant amateur, with a grating voice, in an emperor's uniform at least a size too big. 

Goodnight, America.  It was fun while it lasted...

Monday, November 5, 2012

Is There a God?

Your question for the day:

Is there a God?

Maybe a better question is, does proof exist one way or the other?

I'm here to offer up a possible answer to this age-old question just in time for your visit to the polls on Election Day.

Imagine there is a God.  Imagine also that God is not at all happy with the systematic dismantling of his favorite Country, America.  Imagine further that He'd really, really like to do something about it without a whole lot of obvious publicity which would remove the mystique of faith He's so assiduously demanded of us over the eons. 

So, He conjures up a humongous hurricane, merges it with a really big Nor'easter, drives the resultant SuperStorm smack into the middle of where about 60% of America's liberals call home.  Into Atlantic City, "Sin City East," no less. 

Big Blow Sandy wrecks havoc, beats the Hell (notice the Biblical reference?) out of 11 deep blue states, makes the water run deep in the streets, displaces more than 100,000, turns the lights out for millions, stacks garbage eye-high in nearly every neighborhood, micro-manages gas lines over one-quarter of the Country, and engineers angst and anger inside the electorate at their elected officials. 

And then He puts together another big storm, which is on its way right now, targeting that same piece of real estate, while pushing the coming temperatures for them below freezing.

So I ask you.  What would your garden-variety, homeless, hungry, thirsty and pissed-off liberal rather do:  Find some sprouts and whey and a little sushi to eat, some double-filtered designer water to drink, some L.L. Bean clothes to wear and some low-sulphur gas for the Prius, or go vote?  Especially if he or she has no way to get to the polls?

I guess we'll see tomorrow whether this whole thing is the result of a Deity-sized, once-in-a-lifetime Grand Plan, on the order of that Red Sea parting thing, or just another natural disaster that happened to befall those nice folks in the very heart of Redistributionville.  

Let's put it this way.  If Romney wins, against all the odds, over all the liberals and the Main Stream Media, which would be a monumental task indeed, I think I'll start attending church again...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Auto Bailout: The Facts for a Change

An issue has gained traction on the campaign trail over the past couple of days which I thought was dead and buried.  Because it should be.

President Obama has begun touting his bailout of the auto industry, especially in Ohio, in an effort to burnish his bona fides in a quest for another four years.  There's a lot of autos built in Northern Ohio and this subject is important.  He says he saved the auto industry, and moreover, that Governor Romney wanted to deep six Detroit and everything having to do with cars.  Obama says if it had been left to Romney, there would be no American auto industry.  He says if Romney had prevailed we'd be buying our cars from Europe and Asia.  Such a load of crap...

First, Romney wasn't in charge.  What he said he'd do had nothing to do with anything.  He had nothing to say about the issue.  But he did have an opinion and he expressed it.

Second, Romney early and often stated that the auto industry should be taken through a managed bankruptcy.  He's a business guru, as a matter of fact, and his opinion should carry some weight.

 He stated that Federal taxpayers' money then, and only then, should be made available to guarantee any loans the car companies would need to emerge from that bankruptcy.  And that would have been the logical, intelligent, efficient and cost-effective way to do it.  Via that plan the auto industry could have shed its obligations and trimmed down to fighting weight.  Chief among those obligations was their union contracts which put them in a box in the first place.   

Obama, on the other hand, had relied on union bucks to get elected, and would need them to get reelected.  That's why he defied 200+ years of American tradition...and stealing the car companies from their bond and stockholders and giving majority ownership to the UAW.  Think of that.  He took preferred, protected bond money and stock owner's positions and gave them the finger in return.  He screwed GM's and Chrysler's ownership in this manner and then gave majority control to the unions that had systematically hosed these companies over the decades to the point where they were no longer competitive.  Why, in fact, they were in such a bad shape to begin with.  But it gets worse.

Obama wound up GIVING Chrysler to Fiat!  Get that?  He gave an American car company to an Italian car company.  Why?  No one knows.  But conspiracy theorists like me believe that there's a pile of money somewhere for somebody that explains it all away.

Why didn't he give Federal money to Ford?  Ford didn't need it, or want it.  Ford hired Alan Mullaly, Boeing's vaunted CEO, and then borrowed more than $25 billion on everything it owned of value, to include more than $100 million on the value of the Blue Oval.  Because Ford was smart enough to have foreseen the doom, and worked around it, it didn't need Obama's help.  So why, I ask, did Obama not give Chrysler to Ford, another American company?  Or at least Nissan, or Toyota, or Mercedes-Benz, or Porsche, or Mazda, or Subaru, or any of the other off-shore manufacturers which have set up shop building their cars on our dirt?  Yes, why?

So, Obama sold out our car companies to give his union buddies a payoff.  Romney wanted to save us having to do that.  And the net result is that we are now more than $36 Billion Dollars in the hole because he did.  Have you heard of Ally Bank?  It used to be GMAC.  It (Ally) still owes the American taxpayer more than $8 Billion in loans it hasn't repaid.  And won't.  And GM?  More than $20 Billion.  And Chrysler?  More than $8 Billion.  Obama screwed each of us.  Romney would have saved the car companies and saved us billions of dollars. 

Have doubts?  Go to and research Romney's Op-Ed piece from late 2008.  His letter spells out exactly what he would do...exactly what I've specified above.  So Obama's lying?


So, who should get your vote on the 6th?  I'll leave that up to you.